Mae llawer o’r bwyd yn y DU yn dod drwy gadwyni cyflenwi sy’n aml yn gymhleth ac yn cynnwys nifer o gynhyrchwyr a phroseswyr o bedwar ban byd. Yn anffodus, gall hyn arwain at arferion anghyfreithlon a/neu anfoesol oherwydd gall rhai cynhwysion gael eu halogi gan ddifwynwyr neu eu caffael o ffynonellau annymunol. Mae enghreifftiau… Darllen mwy »
Astudiaethau Achos: Biowyddorau
(English) The Student Perspective by Gwendoline Wilson, Swansea University. My KESS project is looking at visitor behaviour in the National Botanical Gardens using animal tracking devices on humans. These devices not only track people’s movements throughout the garden but also where they are looking. This allows me to map out the parts of the garden that receive the highest volumes of traffic and those areas where there is less interest.Darllen mwy »
(English) The Student Perspective by Huw Morgan, Cardiff University. The project that I am working on is in partnership with Tenovus. I am looking at the utility of a novel pre-clinical cohort model system, which is in relation to breast cancer. The discovery and development of new drugs at any given time point is termed the drug pipeline and it can be broken down into four broad categories: i) discovery, ii) pre-clinical trials, iii) clinical trials and iv) marketing.Darllen mwy »
Safbwynt Myfyriwr gan Chris Towers, Prifysgol Caerdydd. Mae fy mhrosiect KESS yn ystyried rôl molecwl o’r enw gama interfferon yn y system imiwnedd, ac rwy’n ceisio gweld p’un ai a yw’n cael effaith gadarnhaol ynteu effaith negyddol ar ganser colorectal. Mae fy mhrosiect yn bwysig gan mai canser colorectal yw’r ail ganser mwyaf difrifol o ran marwolaethau ac o ganlyniad mae’n hynod o bwysig dod o hyd i ffordd o leddfu’r dioddefaint a achosir gan yr afiechyd hwn.Darllen mwy »
(English) The Student Perspective by Emma Williams, Cardiff University. I am working with a company called Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, who manufacture immuno-diagnostic products. The company currently have around 50 types of medical kit and as part of my project I am working on two of these. The medical kits that I am working on are their Rubella and anti-HIV diagnostic kits.Darllen mwy »
The impact for the RSPCA has been significant in that they have been able to review their rehabilitation and release strategies based on the work we have done together. This means more effective and successful care for Badgers in the future but also, the RSPCA (and other organisations) have a framework for best practise for the reintroduction of any rehabilitated animals.
As a result of the public engagement work we have undertaken, such as appearing on television and radio, the profiles of both the RSPCA and Swansea University have been raised. Improving public awareness of environmental issues is an important outcome of projects such as this, with not only societal impact, but future economic impact as it leads to improved student recruitment to the university.Darllen mwy »